Chance, the Rapper to Host Free Concert for Chicago Teens

The first-ever Teens in the Park Festival happens this month.

Chance, the Rapper will host a city-sponsored free concert for Chicago teens later this month, in addition to curating the lineup. According to DNA Info, Chance is in charge of picking headliners for the first-ever Teens in the Park Festival, open to ages 13 to 24. 

"The Chicago Park District is so excited to come together with other essential Chicago youth-centered organizations to create an event featuring local musical artists and experiential learning for teens," said Michelle Geddes, director of marketing for the Chicago Park District. “It's this type of collaboration that shows teens the wide variety of exciting opportunities that exist in our great city."  


The event, billed for June 24 at Chicago’s Northerly Island, features music and interactive activities, the latter of which will be facilitated by Donda’s House and the Chicago Art Institute.

Chance will emcee the show instead of perform. The lineup includes the 22-year-old rapper's Surf collaborator, Donnie Trumpet, fellow Chi-town artist Open Mike, and many other.

Concertgoers must pre-register in order to receive free passes. Get more info here.  

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